Rafe Totengco is the talented designer behind Rafe New York, a line of beautiful accessories including handbags, travel bags, belts, shoes and jewelry. His new Fall/Winter 2014 line features embellished backpacks and handbags, colorful printed scarves, exquisite phone cases, and more. Rafe has also been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 1998 and holds many awards, including: one of "50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business," and 2001's "Best Accessories Designer" from the Accessories Council.
In 2013, Rafe became an International Handbag Designer Awards Iconoclast Recipient for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design. Keep up with Rafe on Rafe's World and continue reading for more reasons to know him
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Occupation: Accessories Designer Instagram/Twitter: @rafenewyork
"I met me in New York."
What do you actually do all day? Dream of my next wanderlust adventure and design handbags.
Favorite song growing up? 'Getting To Know You' from The King and I.
My biggest secret is... I love prints... Wait, that's not a secret!
Why do you live in NYC? I met me in NEW YORK.
Uber, Taxi, Subway or Citi Bike? All of the above...
My motto is... Every year go somewhere I've never been.
My alter ego is... Auntie Mame... maybe.
The last drink I had was... Campari and soda.
My secret crush is... Anh Duong... seriously!
What was your first job? Assisting my mom selling groceries.
If you had one day left to live in NYC what would you do? Have a picnic with all my besties on the Hudson River Park.
Coming from? Going to? Madrid. Beijing.
What is your favorite work of art? Josef Albers anything!
Who should we know? Me... Hello, obvi ;)